Shiny New Toys for Awesome News Sites. Danny Sanchez Digital Platform Manager, Courant.com/CTnow.com Journalistopia.com - Twitter: @dannysanchez. Don't be afraid to just play. Promote yourself like a hungry freelancer. Keep digging.
Digital Platform Manager, Courant.com/CTnow.com Journalistopia.com - Twitter: @dannysanchez
Preferably, with a friend.
alfr3do (Boy with Legos)http://www.flickr.com/photos/alfr3doPrASanGaM (Girl at beach) http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyes_manish
Bethcanphoto (Gorilla costume) http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethcanphoto
ljpixie75 (Digging dogs) http://www.flickr.com/photos/ljpixie75
Michael Haslam (Toy cars) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikehaslam
Matt Hamm (Wooden background) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthamm
And yeah, you can use Creative Commons photos like these in your blog posts. (That'd be Tool #1.)